Trump did not give details about what his administration would do to protect manufacturers, but he railed against tariffs charged by other countries and unfair trade practices.
“That includes cracking down on the predatory online sales of foreign goods, which is absolutely killing our shoppers and our shopping centers,” he said.
“Killing our shoppers”. Really? Shoppers enjoy shopping online, that’s why they do it. If they didn’t find it beneficial they’d shop in shopping centers. So its up to the shopper where to shop, not politicians. Shopping centers have to step up their game to compete with online. The heavy hand of government will stifle innovation, disadvantage their competitors, and freeze the current situation. Improvements will cease. That’s why the country of Cuba is stuck in the 1950’s.
That’s not sustainable. What is sustainable is free market competition that will continually produce what’s best for consumers and producers. That’s what he and Republicans claim to want in health care, so the same principle applies to retail.